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Gay Republican Group GOProud Schedules July Fundraiser at Prop 8 Supporter Doug Manchester's Grand Hyatt


Gay Republican group GOProud has scheduled a July political fundraiser at Proposition 8 supporter Doug Manchester's Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

ManchesterManchester, you may recall, gave $125,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 8 and is the target of an active boycott.

According to GOProud's event page, "GOProud's 'Don't Tread on Us' reception will feature Fox News Channel political analyst and national radio talk show personality Tammy Bruce as the program's MC. The event will benefit GOProud, the nation's only political organization for gay conservatives and their allies. (Program speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.)"

In January, hundreds protested outside the hotel in response to the American Historical Association's decision to hold its annual conference there.

UPDATE: GOProud tweets that they are making "new allies, not enemies" by holding their event at a venue owned by someone who hates them.


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  1. I wonder who their keynote speaker will be, George Alan Rekers?

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Jun 15, 2010 1:14:18 PM

  2. They're a humiliation to this community. They're right up there with pfox and narth.

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 15, 2010 1:19:17 PM

  3. yeah i'm with the commenter who questions their sexual orientation.

    it's the guys claiming they're straight and campaigning against gay rights that turn out to be gay.... would only make sense that the gay republican organization is full of people who are bound to be outed as straight after heterosexual sex schandles.

    Posted by: sophi | Jun 15, 2010 2:01:11 PM

  4. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 15, 2010 2:26:48 PM

  5. These assholes make the Log Cabinettes look good. (Hell, they make the Teabaggers look sane!) With each new slap at out, proud, and self-respecting LGBTs, it's impossible not to believe GOProud is a shill, a ringer, a front group for some radical anti-gay organization. If not that, they (is there more than one of them?) can only be the most deeply self-loathing homosexuals (homosexuals, because they're as "gay" as a dining room table) who ever took a breath. It's pathetic that they feel so compelled to drag anyone else down into their pit of misery and self-destruction. But I don't believe for a minute they're actually what they say they are.

    Posted by: Sapphocrat | Jun 15, 2010 2:49:51 PM

  6. Maybe it's some kind of co-dependent thing, like an abused wife or girlfriend who keeps coming back, knowing that she's going to get beat up again. Otherwise, I just can't understand GOProud or the LCR and their unhealthy obsession with their republicon masters. I mean, to consciously submit to a political party that has an anti-gay plank in its party's platform in the hopes that they will like, really like you, is like dropping the soap in the shower at Rikers Island. I mean, you just know that you're going to get f*cked in the ass sooner or later. I think the GOProud and LCR boys are in serious need of some psychiatric counseling.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 15, 2010 2:54:47 PM

  7. Figures whores in the gop, even gay ones, would be more interested in $$$ then self-respect.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Jun 15, 2010 7:12:33 PM

  8. GOProud=traitors

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 15, 2010 8:36:09 PM

  9. The illogical thought processes of these people is truly breath taking. I've always thought a Gay rebub is akin to a Jewish Nazi, so desperate to be accepted by their bullies. I truly believe that for the most part these are people who have still not moved on from trying to appease their high school bullies. They think if they can show how much the same they are by adopting and accepting their oppressors political and cultural values then in turn they'll be accepted too. They just don't understand they are debasing them selves and how that debasement makes their oppressors loathe them even more. No doubt the owner of the hotel is laughing all the way to the bank at these fools.

    Posted by: Ian | Jun 15, 2010 10:12:37 PM

  10. i'm not sure whats more amusing - that two or three of the "boycotters" or "union" peeps have posted all of these comments having conversations with themselves - or that those who have posted who pretend to be aware of all thats going on here in san diego or with manchester (dont worry, i think he's a bigot too) are too short sighted to see how beneficial this first step toward bridging a gap is - and clearly most of you havent seen the news that manchester is stepping down (see if his document filing is passed

    speaking of short sighted, boycotting the manchester hyatt is slapping the face of a major (and long time) supporter of the gay community. way to go guys. and i dont want to hear that ridiculous union speech either - hyatt is not anti-gay. and no flier or greedy (damn right i said greedy, its all about the union putting dollars in their pockets by unionizing the largest hotel property on the western seaboard) union organizer or cleve jones (a paid union employee) will convince me otherwise

    but, i sincerely respect and appreciate all the views expressed here. well most anyway.

    Posted by: Sammie | Jun 16, 2010 12:37:26 AM

  11. I look at it this way, a large group of Americans are very pliable (a polite way to say gullible fools) and can be made to believe anything a good PR firm wants them to believe. We should not be surprised that some of them are gay. Like most middle class republicans, the gay republicans have that low quality trait of being ignorant and arrogant at the same time.

    They are making friends with those who have no interest in being their friends and making enemies of those who do.

    Posted by: MikeK | Jun 16, 2010 4:14:08 PM

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